Dr. Albert Capanna, MD

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Dr. Albert Capanna, MD
Dr. Albert Capanna, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Las Vegas, NV. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Capanna is affiliated with Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, MountainView Hospital, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

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    Dr. Capanna's Reviews

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    4.4
    based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
    Dr. Capanna's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Comments (5)
    Henderson, NV |
    Dr. Capanna made me able to play football again. He is knowledgeable, kind, patient, and puts the patients' concern first. Not only is he a great doctor, but his office is the most efficient building I have ever seen. I never had to wait more than 5 minutes to talk to him. I would recommend anybody to Dr. Capanna.
    in Las Vegas, NV |
    My son severed his spine at the L1 in a dirt bike accident in Jan. 2015 Dr. Capanna performed emergency back surgery put a cage in his back. Immediately after my son was deemed a complete paraplegic. After months of rehab my son is now walking unassisted. I feel my son is literally a Walking Miracle thanks to Dr. Capanna and his staff for their quick response to my son's needs. He is so personalable, treated my child as his own and made me feel so at ease during the whole ordeal. Thank you!!!!
    Las Vegas, NV |
    My son would not be with us today if it was not for Dr. Capanna. He is so compassionate and has an incredible bedside manner. He explained everything to us and treated my son like his own. You can tell he really loves what he does and loves helping people. If you want a top quality doctor with tons of experience then Dr. Capanna is it!
    in Las Vegas, NV |
    Dr Capanna did my lower back surgery a few years ago. The only time I saw him was my initial appointment in his office. Barely examined me before he told me he would fix my back for me with a laser surgery. After the surgery was over he discharged me less than 12 hours later without seeing me. I had not been out of bed yet. I was pain free for only two days until I felt something snap. I called his office but they would not help. Just denied anything could be wrong. Saw family doc after that.
    in Apopka, FL |
    Dr. Capanna did my back surgery back in 1992. What a wonderful doctor. Had me up and walking the night of my surgery.
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    Dr. Capanna's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  Malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Capanna has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement (10/16/2015)
      • Amount or Range: $836,349.00
      • Nature of Complaint: Patient alleges wrong level lumbar surgery resulted in complications, additional surgery and continued pain.
      • State: Nevada
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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aneurysm
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rasmussen's Syndrome
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Nevada At Reno

      Graduated in 2001

      Wayne State University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1974

    • Internship Hospital
      St John Hospital and Medical Center-Detroit
    • Residency Hospital
      St John Hospital and Medical Center-Detroit
      Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Paris
      University Of Zurich

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
    • Internal Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Brain Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Neurostimulation
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stereotactic Surgery
    • Stereotaxis